Back in August 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the hospital and met staff when he announced funding for the transformation.
Since then lots of work has been taking place behind the scenes to finalise a design that not only meets the needs of patients and staff now, but also in the future.
These plans show how the department will:
- more than double in size
- include state of the art innovations and infection prevention control measures
- have a much bigger resuscitation zone for the sickest patients
- have more cubicles in which to treat patients
- have a separate area dedicated to providing emergency care for the hospital’s youngest patients and their families
- have more training rooms for staff
- have a much better environment for patients and staff.
The plans will soon be submitted to Boston Borough Council as part of the planning process. Once planning permission has been granted, the next step will be to get final approval from the Department of Health and Social Care so that work can begin.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive, Andrew Morgan, said: “This is a major milestone in the transformation of the emergency department at Pilgrim hospital.
“It has taken us a while to finalise the plans, but this is because we understand how important it is that we get it right for our patients, their families and our staff.
“We have spoken to all of our colleagues, partner organisations, local groups and our patients as part of this process. This is not only about the care that we provide today, but also for future generations.
“I am assured that this design is going to deliver everything that we need it to and will give our patients and staff the first class environment that they need and deserve.”